Thursday, November 07, 2013 09:00 AM IST (03:30 AM GMT)
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Polycom® Appoints Managing Director, Minhaj Zia, to Lead Market Growth in India and SAARC

New Delhi, Delhi, India, Thursday, November 07, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — — With over 17 years of experience in enterprise communications, Minhaj will target new opportunities in regional markets.
— Appointment bolsters Polycom’s strong leadership team in Asia Pacific

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced the appointment of Minhaj Zia as Managing Director, India & SAARC. Minhaj will be responsible for leading Polycom’s growth and revenue share in the region, and driving new opportunities in the company’s key South Asian markets.

With over 18 years of experience in enterprise communication, Minhaj’s chief focus for India and SAARC – the alliance of eight South Asian nations including Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – is to drive growth by addressing the needs of the video conferencing market in the region. He joins Polycom with extensive technology and sales leadership competencies and will look to build on the strengths of established local teams. Working with Polycom’s extensive partner network, Minhaj will also concentrate on enhancing business development and customer relationship management.

“On a global and regional scale, India is a crucial market for Polycom with remarkable potential for further growth,” said Michael Alp, President, Polycom Asia Pacific. “I am extremely pleased that Minhaj has joined us as a key member of our highly experienced leadership team in Asia. His strength in developing strategic action plans, drawing upon his significant knowledge of our industry and leveraging established relationships, will ensure we deliver the very best collaboration solutions for our customers.”

In previous roles, Minhaj served as Sales Director for Cisco’s UC Collaboration business in India & SAARC and has led sales teams for Avaya and Alcatel. With his extensive experience, he now joins Polycom, the global leader in the UC&C space.

“I’m delighted to be joining Polycom at such an exciting time for the industry,” said Minhaj as Managing Director, India & SAARC. “The role of technology to enable collaboration has become crucial, as organisations see the benefits of a more connected and productive workforce. I’m passionate about identifying and understanding a customer’s unique requirements to ensure we help them achieve their business objectives and that they maximise their investment in our UC & C solutions.”

He added, “In India, video conferencing for SMBs in particular has seen significant growth, while larger organisations are adopting video collaboration as mission-critical to daily operations. With a range of innovative video and voice collaboration solutions for businesses of all sizes, we are well-placed to address the demands of the market.”

About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence®T Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.asia or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.

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